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How you get your temperature forecasts | Otago Daily Times How you get your temperature forecasts
Green Island temperature gauge on Tuesday Afternoon. Photo: Christine O'Connor We've probably all thought it at some point, and especially this summer.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Government supports push for electric vehicles | Otago Daily Times Government supports push for electric vehicles
The New Zealand Transport Agency this month issued a pre-tender notice to gather market intelligence for nationwide EV charging infrastructure as it seeks to add more of the vehicles to its own fleet. Photo: Getty Images Government and its commercial and not-for-profit partners are stumping up $8 million across 20 projects aimed at getting 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2021.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
One dead after car and truck crash near Timaru | Otago Daily Times One dead after car and truck crash near Timaru
A person is dead following a crash between a truck and car near Timaru this afternoon.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
No arrest after cyclist 'rammed' | Otago Daily Times No arrest after cyclist 'rammed'
Police have spoken to witnesses and are no longer seeking information after a cyclist was allegedly deliberately rammed by a motorist in central Dunedin at the weekend.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Sharapova makes winning return in Melbourne | Otago Daily Times Sharapova makes winning return in Melbourne
Maria Sharapova celebrates her win over Tatjana Maria. Photo: Reuters Former champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a winning return to the Australian Open as she wore down Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday to take her place in the second round.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Late hitting lifts Pakistan against NZ | Otago Daily Times Late hitting lifts Pakistan against NZ
Mohammad Hafeez was instrumental in lifting Pakistan against New Zealand at Seddon Park. Photo: Getty Images Two partnerships of substance ensured Pakistan’s bowlers would have something to work with at the halfway point of the fourth ODI against New Zealand at Seddon Park.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Inexperience a factor in fatal gliding crash | Otago Daily Times Inexperience a factor in fatal gliding crash
katikatiglidingcrash.jpg Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Photo/File A Katikati man was piloting a single-seat glider for the first time when he crashed, suffering fatal injuries, an investigation has found.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Road 'ice' warning as weather set to pack up | Otago Daily Times Road 'ice' warning as weather set to pack up
Storm clouds are looming for parts of the country, including Westland, with motorists in parched regions are warned to be wary of dusty roads turning into skating rinks.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Japan issues false alarm over missile launch | Otago Daily Times Japan issues false alarm over missile launch
Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Bundesliga tops attendance list | Otago Daily Times Bundesliga tops attendance list
Borussia Dortmund fans, who contribute to making the Bundesliga the Europe highest attended football league. Photo: Getty Images The German Bundesliga boasted the highest average attendances in Europe last season, once again edging out the English Premier League, a report this week said.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
McDonald's commits to eco-friendly packaging goal | Otago Daily Times McDonald's commits to eco-friendly packaging goal
Based on supplier commitments, McDonald's New Zealand said 100% of its "guest packaging" would come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources by this April. Photo: File McDonald's has committed to using renewable, recycled or certified sources for all of its food packaging by 2025.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Woman missing in Lower Hutt found | Otago Daily Times Woman missing in Lower Hutt found
Kerry Scott. Photo: NZ Police A 55-year-old woman reported missing in Lower Hutt overnight has been found.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Hotel near gondola would be resort's biggest | Otago Daily Times Hotel near gondola would be resort's biggest
A hotel proposed for Queenstown's Brecon St will be the resort's biggest if it gets council approval.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Trump in 'excellent' overall health: White House doctor | Otago Daily Times Trump in 'excellent' overall health: White House doctor
2017-10-25t211855z_1827962952_rc13dc64fa00_rtrmadp_3_storm-harvey-trump_1.jpg President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday (local time).
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Perth cops massive day of rain | Otago Daily Times Perth cops massive day of rain
Perth has been saturated with up to 10 years worth of January rain in the past 24 hours as records tumbled across the city.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Family-friendly chicken tacos | Otago Daily Times Family-friendly chicken tacos
Constantly running out of time to make dinners that are both healthy and delicious? This 101 by Otago Polytechnic Food Institute student Grace Tarbotton aims to help with that dilemma.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
China waging battle to save ancient wild apple trees | Otago Daily Times China waging battle to save ancient wild apple trees
Many of our crisp, juicy apple varieties actually originated in Central Asia, discovers Charmian Smith.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
A gift for winter | Otago Daily Times A gift for winter
In A Jam: Jams, Jellies, Curds and Cordials, by Kirsten Day, published by Bateman Books, $29.99. As summer's bounty begins to ripen, it is always good to get some new inspiration for ways to turn it into preserves to brighten the duller days of winter.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Baristas Uncovered: Elliot Philips | Otago Daily Times Baristas Uncovered: Elliot Philips
Elliot Phillips (22) is from Queenstown and works at Wolf at the Door in Dunedin. Photo: Gregor Richardson You exchange daily chit-chat, the odd joke and they know what you want before you ask, but what do you really know about the person who makes your coffee every day?
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Apricot slice | Otago Daily Times Apricot slice
This slice is full of fresh tart apricot flavour with a buttery crust. You can swap the apricots for any summer fruit to keep this slice seasonal and fresh.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Vault 21's tomato chilli jam | Otago Daily Times Vault 21's tomato chilli jam
Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
The increasing scarcity of water | Otago Daily Times The increasing scarcity of water
Summer temperatures are soaring, particularly in the south of the South Island, and the thoughts of New Zealanders turn to water - either for watering summer gardens, having extra showers or taking a swim.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Bolsheviks in charge | Otago Daily Times Bolsheviks in charge
"The eternal mud'' - a horse in difficulties in Flanders. - Otago Witness, 9.1.1918. It is rather surprising to find Sir George Buchanan, ex-British Ambassador at Petrograd, whose departure for England was recently announced, submitting himself to a press interview before he has reported himself at the Foreign Office.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Forecast for 2018 recalls number 8 jinx | Otago Daily Times Forecast for 2018 recalls number 8 jinx
Nick Tuffley. Historically, the number eight has not been particularly kind to New Zealand, ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Fuel purchases drive electronic card spend increase | Otago Daily Times Fuel purchases drive electronic card spend increase
Higher fuel spending in the three months ending December meant retail card spending lodged another increase, Statistics NZ figures released yesterday showed.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
By the dark of the moon | Otago Daily Times By the dark of the moon
Photo: File At 3.18pm this afternoon, the moon is new. This means that for the next few days there will be little or no moonlight to interfere with stargazing.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Nines organisers seek to match last year's | Otago Daily Times Nines organisers seek to match last year's
Entries for the 2018 Island Park nines are open and organisers hope the February 3-4 tournament will reach the heights of last year's inaugural match play event.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Prepare and adapt to workplace metamorphosis | Otago Daily Times Prepare and adapt to workplace metamorphosis
Sara Walton Dunedin business people believe demographics, economics, education, climate change, wellbeing, technology, and resource scarcity will be the most influential drivers in the next 20 years.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Accident prompts more criticism of tourists' driving skills | Otago Daily Times Accident prompts more criticism of tourists' driving skills
Glen Collins' tow truck was thrown into a stationary Holden Colorado after a tourist driver pulled out in front of him at Arrow Junction near Queenstown yesterday. Photo: Meena Amso A tow-truck driver involved in a three-vehicle accident at a notorious junction near Queenstown yesterday is calling out tourist drivers.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Driver killed in Beaumont truck crash named | Otago Daily Times Driver killed in Beaumont truck crash named
Rongahere Rd, near Beaumont, is closed after a fatal crash yesterday. Photo: Craig Baxter Police have released the name of a man who died after his truck and trailer unit rolled near Beaumont yesterday morning.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Ben Wheeler back in NZ squad | Otago Daily Times Ben Wheeler back in NZ squad
Ben Wheeler. Photo Getty Central Districts left armer Ben Wheeler is back in the New Zealand squad after a year's absence for the three-game T20 series against Pakistan.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Wanaka house on elite retreat list | Otago Daily Times Wanaka house on elite retreat list
Te Kaitaka nestles in its dramatic landscape, with views of the Southern Alps and Lake Wanaka. A multi-award-winning Central Otago house designed by two Auckland architects and owned by a pioneering skin specialist has featured on the BBC as one of the world’s four most extraordinary mountain residences.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Govt signals road taxes could pay for rail | Otago Daily Times Govt signals road taxes could pay for rail
Phil Twyford. The Government has flagged changes to allow road taxes to be spent on rail projects.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Local govt, iwi in hospital rebuild group | Otago Daily Times Local govt, iwi in hospital rebuild group
Pete Hodgson Local government and iwi representatives are among Dunedin organisations invited to form a new group to advise on the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Dunedin rapist to be released on parole | Otago Daily Times Dunedin rapist to be released on parole
A former Dunedin student jailed for raping and beating his partner - at one stage impregnating her during an attack - has been granted parole.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Widow of Eagles guitarist sues NYC hospital | Otago Daily Times Widow of Eagles guitarist sues NYC hospital
Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs in Las Vegas. Photo: Reuters The widow of Glenn Frey on Tuesday (local time) filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the former co-lead singer and guitarist for The Eagles before he died in January 2016 at age 67.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Suspicious item cleared at Auckland Airport | Otago Daily Times Suspicious item cleared at Auckland Airport
Cordons have been lifted after a suspicious item was found at the New Zealand Post international mail centre at the Auckland Airport
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
De Grandhomme blasts NZ to victory | Otago Daily Times De Grandhomme blasts NZ to victory
New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme hits a six on his way to 74 not out against Pakistan at Seddon Park. Photo Getty New Zealand won their record-setting 11th international in succession at Seddon Park tonight on the back of a blistering innings from allrounder Colin de Grandhomme.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
'Calamity' as Philippine volcano spews lava | Otago Daily Times 'Calamity' as Philippine volcano spews lava
Clouds partially cover Mayon volcano's crater as it spews a column of ash during another mild eruption in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila. Photo: Reuters A central Philippine province declared a state of calamity on Tuesday (local time) as a volcano spewed lava that reached the limits of a six-km radius no-go zone and spread ash on nearby farming villages.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Colombian army helicopter crash kills 10 | Otago Daily Times Colombian army helicopter crash kills 10
A Russian-made MI-17 helicopter of the Colombian army is seen flying in Meta. Photo: Reuters Ten people were killed when a Colombian army helicopter crashed near the town of Segovia, in northern Antioquia province, on Tuesday (local time), the army said.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Search equipment can't go deep enough | Otago Daily Times Search equipment can't go deep enough
A barge and small boat were used to set up the specialised sonar equipment. Photo: Mandy Cooper The Police National Dive Squad are waiting for more specialist equipment to arrive before continuing their Queenstown search for a missing US skydiver.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
'Summer ice' warning as weather set to pack up | Otago Daily Times 'Summer ice' warning as weather set to pack up
Storm clouds are looming for parts of the country, with motorists in parched regions warned to be wary of dusty roads turning into skating rinks.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Tuivasa-Sheck to be targeted by Souths | Otago Daily Times Tuivasa-Sheck to be targeted by Souths
Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck could be a target of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Photo: Getty Images South Sydney are set to target Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for 2019, according to a report out of Australia today.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Federer impressive in first round win | Otago Daily Times Federer impressive in first round win
Roger Federer reaches for a backhand during his opening round Australian Open match last night. Photo: Getty Images Defending champion Roger Federer moved smoothly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Team NZ nominated for Laureus award | Otago Daily Times Team NZ nominated for Laureus award
The Team New Zealand boat on the water. Photo: Getty Images Team New Zealand have been nominated for team of the year at the prestigious Laureus Sports Awards.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Confidence is shrinking | Otago Daily Times Confidence is shrinking
A change of government last year appears to have hurt both business and employment confidence, according to two surveys released yesterday.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Warrington Beach fire suspicious | Otago Daily Times Warrington Beach fire suspicious
Photo: Gerard O'Brien A fire in sand dunes on Warrington Beach, north of Dunedin, yesterday is being treated as suspicious.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Trade Me bans sale of three dog breeds | Otago Daily Times Trade Me bans sale of three dog breeds
gettyimages-651959128.jpg Trade Me has announced that it is banning the sale of pugs (pictured), British bulldogs and French bulldogs from March. Photo Getty Trade Me has announced that it is banning the sale of pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs from March.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Home and Away star dies after Boxing Day crash | Otago Daily Times Home and Away star dies after Boxing Day crash
Jessica Falkholt had established herself as a rising star in Australia's TV and film industry before the tragic car crash that claimed her life and those of her immediate family.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018
Cooper returning to be with ill daughter | Otago Daily Times Cooper returning to be with ill daughter
Greg Cooper. Stade Francais head coach Greg Cooper will leave the rugby club later this month to be with his ill daughter in New Zealand.
Otago Daily Times | January 16, 2018